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I'm so excited! This is the first time I've ordered a case of clamshells and can't visualize what size box to expect for 875 clamshells. Wondering if it will be about the size of a case of wax or will it be humongous!

Don't know why this is exciting me so much! :cheesy2: I'm used to receiving supply orders.

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As I said, this was my first time ordering from this company. Was very happy with their speedy delivery, but the clamshells seem a little less thick than the ones I'd been getting from Lonestar--I know Impact is another manufacturer that we've had co-ops from and I'll bet that's where the ones from Lonestar come from. I probably won't get a chance to pour until this weekend and am anxious to see how these hold up--hope they're as good as what I've been using. I always pour clamshells below 160° so hopefully these will be fine.

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That's where I got them. I wouldn't have noticed any difference if I hadn't had one of the others on hand to compare with. When I first started pouring clamshells I had a few get distorted shapes until I lowered my pouring temperature and I haven't had any issues in quite a while. Glad to hear you've had good results from the same company.

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Yep, that's the number I got, too. I poured some this weekend and didn't have any distortion issues. The only problem I had was separating them to use them--they stuck together more than the ones I had from Lonestar. But I've had that problem in the past with some others; had just forgotten about it because the ones from Lonestar don't stick together. But a little extra tugging is no problem for that kind of price!

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The part number is 1524 at both Eclamshell and Impact. However Impact has a 2 case min. I tried Clamshell and never looked back. Virtually the same product for less money and you can order 1 case at a time. One word of caution is order early. They sell out often and you'll have to wait for the next production run.

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has anyone else thought that the ones from eclamshell were just a bit thinner? I thought they weren't quite as thick as the ones from impact. I noticed this especially on the sides, between the cavity and the edge.

eclamshell's definitely are thinner. They are jammed together so it is hard to get apart. I have bent, warped and even cracked some of them trying to get them apart. They bow out a little when filled with wax. I am not sure if the savings justifies the time spent getting them apart and quality. These are not manufactured the same regardless if they have the same #.

dianad: I get the same if not a smidge more from my wax batch into the eclamshells as the impact ones.

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eclamshell's definitely are thinner. They are jammed together so it is hard to get apart. I have bent, warped and even cracked some of them trying to get them apart. They bow out a little when filled with wax. I am not sure if the savings justifies the time spent getting them apart and quality. These are not manufactured the same regardless if they have the same #.

dianad: I get the same if not a smidge more from my wax batch into the eclamshells as the impact ones.

Thanks. I wasn't sure if I was using the right ones or not. Mine have the little circles on the bottom of each cavity.

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